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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432768/the-fate-of-recently-fixed-carbon-after-drought-release-towards-unravelling-c-storage-regulation-in-tilia-platyphyllos-and-pinus-sylvestris
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Lucía Galiano Pérez, Galina Timofeeva, Matthias Saurer, Rolf Siegwolf, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Robert Hommel, Arthur Gessler
Carbon reserves are important for maintaining tree function during and after stress. Increasing tree mortality driven by drought globally has renewed the interest in how plants regulate allocation of recently fixed C to reserve formation. Three year-old seedlings of two species (Tilia platyphyllos, Pinus sylvestris) were exposed to two intensities of experimental drought during ~ 10 weeks and (13) C pulse labelling was subsequently applied with rewetting. Tracking the (13) C-label across different organs and C compounds (soluble sugars, starch, myo-inositol, lipids and cellulose), together with the monitoring of gas exchange and C mass balances over time, allowed for the identification of variations in C allocation priorities and tree C balances that are associated to drought effects and subsequent drought release...
April 22, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432690/sucking-behaviour-in-infants-born-preterm-and-developmental-outcomes-at-primary-school-age
#2
Mechteld I Wolthuis-Stigter, Saakje P Da Costa, Arend F Bos, Wim P Krijnen, Cees P Van Der Schans, Margreet R Luinge
AIM: To determine the association between sucking in infants born preterm and developmental outcomes at 5 years. METHOD: Thirty-four infants were included (mean gestational age 30wks 4d, mean birthweight 1407g). The Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale was used longitudinally from 37 to 50 weeks postmenstrual age. At 5 years, we assessed motor skills, intelligence, language, verbal memory, and behavioural problems. Linear regression analyses were performed to test whether aspects of sucking behaviour predicted these developmental outcomes...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432285/nod1-modulates-il-10-signalling-in-human-dendritic-cells
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Theresa Neuper, Kornelia Ellwanger, Harald Schwarz, Thomas A Kufer, Albert Duschl, Jutta Horejs-Hoeck
NOD1 belongs to the family of NOD-like receptors, which is a group of well-characterised, cytosolic pattern-recognition receptors. The best-studied function of NOD-like receptors is their role in generating immediate pro-inflammatory and antimicrobial responses by detecting specific bacterial peptidoglycans or by responding to cellular stress and danger-associated molecules. The present study describes a regulatory, peptidoglycan-independent function of NOD1 in anti-inflammatory immune responses. We report that, in human dendritic cells, NOD1 balances IL-10-induced STAT1 and STAT3 activation by a SOCS2-dependent mechanism, thereby suppressing the tolerogenic dendritic cell phenotype...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432154/identification-of-the-septate-junction-protein-gliotactin-in-the-mosquito-aedes-aegypti-evidence-for-a-role-in-increased-paracellular-permeability-in-larvae
#4
Sima Jonusaite, Scott P Kelly, Andrew Donini
Septate junctions (SJs) regulate paracellular permeability across invertebrate epithelia. However, little is known about the function of SJ proteins in aquatic invertebrates. In this study, a role for the transmembrane SJ protein gliotactin (Gli) in the osmoregulatory strategies of larval mosquito (Aedes aegypti) was examined. Differences in gli transcript abundance were observed between the midgut, Malpighian tubules (MT), hindgut and anal papillae (AP) of A. aegypti, which are epithelia that participate in larval mosquito osmoregulation...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432134/tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-and-tissue-fibrosis
#5
Kevin K Kim, Dean Sheppard, Harold A Chapman
Activation of TGF-β1 initiates a program of temporary collagen accumulation important to wound repair in many organs. However, the outcome of temporary extracellular matrix strengthening all too frequently morphs into progressive fibrosis, contributing to morbidity and mortality worldwide. To avoid this maladaptive outcome, TGF-β1 signaling is regulated at numerous levels and intimately connected to feedback signals that limit accumulation. Here, we examine the current understanding of the core functions of TGF-β1 in promoting collagen accumulation, parallel pathways that promote physiological repair, and pathological triggers that tip the balance toward progressive fibrosis...
April 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431964/microvillus-specific-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-sap-1-plays-a-role-in-regulating-the-intestinal-paracellular-transport-of-macromolecules
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Shingo Mori, Noriyasu Kamei, Yoji Murata, Kozo Takayama, Takashi Matozaki, Mariko Takeda-Morishita
The stomach cancer associated protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 (SAP-1) is a receptor-type protein tyrosine phosphatase that is specifically expressed on the apical membrane of the intestinal epithelium. SAP-1 is known to maintain the balance of phosphorylation of proteins together with protein kinases, however, its biological function and impact on pharmacokinetics in the intestine remain unclear. The present study, therefore, aimed to clarify the relationship between SAP-1 and the intestinal absorption behaviors of typical transporter substrates and macromolecules...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431620/role-of-inflammatory-molecules-in-the-alzheimer-s-disease-progression-and-diagnosis
#7
REVIEW
Eva Bagyinszky, Vo Van Giau, Kyuhwan Shim, Kyoungho Suk, Seong Soo A An, SangYun Kim
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex disorder and the most common form of neurodegenerative dementia. Several genetic, environmental, and physiological factors, including inflammations and metabolic influences, are involved in the progression of AD. Inflammations are composed of complicated networks of many chemokines and cytokines with diverse cells. Inflammatory molecules are needed for the protection against pathogens, and maintaining their balances is important for normal physiological function. Recent studies demonstrated that inflammation may be involved in neurodegenerative dementia...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431597/cefepime-induced-encephalopathy-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Ryo Nakagawa, Kenichiro Sato, Yoshikazu Uesaka, Takashi Mitsuki, Kanya Kondo, Atsushi Wake, Yoshifumi Ubara, Mami Kanzaki
OBJECTIVES: Impaired renal function is a risk factor for cefepime (CFPM)-induced encephalopathy (CFPMIE) in patients treated with CFPM; dose-titration to renal function is recommended to prevent CFPMIE. However, available evidence on the incidence of CFPMIE or preventive efficacy of dose adjustment against CFPMIE in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is limited. METHODS: Single-centre, retrospective observational study. We reviewed consecutive in-hospital adult patients treated with adjusted-dose of CFPM in the period between September 2012 and September 2016, and assessed the CFPMIE in ESRD patients treated with adjusted-dose of CFPM...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431359/reconstruction-of-microbial-community-structures-as-evidences-for-soil-redox-coupled-reductive-dechlorination-of-pcp-in-a-mangrove-soil
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Yan Xu, Yan He, Xianjin Tang, Philip C Brookes, Jianming Xu
The aim was to investigate the influence of pentachlorophenol (PCP) on the soil microbial communities and the coupled mechanism between PCP reductive dechlorination and soil redox under anaerobic condition. Accordingly, a slurry incubation experiment was carried out in which bacterial and archaeal communities were detected by MiSeq amplicon sequencing. The original microbial community balance was gradually disrupted and new microbial structure was reconstructed subsequently through self-regulation and acclimation during PCP transformation, coupling with the changes of soil biogeochemical redox dynamics...
April 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430243/amplitude-versus-phase-effects-in-extreme-ultraviolet-lithography-mask-scattering-and-imaging
#10
Patrick P Naulleau, Markus Benk, Kenneth A Goldberg, Eric M Gullikson, Antoine Wojdyla, Yow-Gwo Wang, Andy Neureuther
It is now well established that extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mask multilayer roughness leads to wafer-plane line-width roughness (LWR) in the lithography process. Analysis and modeling done to date has assumed, however, that the roughness leading to scatter is primarily a phase effect and that the amplitude can be ignored. Under this assumption, simple scattering measurements can be used to characterize the statistical properties of the mask roughness. Here, we explore the implications of this simplifying assumption by modeling the imaging impacts of the roughness amplitude component as a function of the balance between amplitude and phase induced scatter...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429787/heat-temperature-and-clausius-inequality-in-a-model-for-active-brownian-particles
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Umberto Marini Bettolo Marconi, Andrea Puglisi, Claudio Maggi
Methods of stochastic thermodynamics and hydrodynamics are applied to a recently introduced model of active particles. The model consists of an overdamped particle subject to Gaussian coloured noise. Inspired by stochastic thermodynamics, we derive from the system's Fokker-Planck equation the average exchanges of heat and work with the active bath and the associated entropy production. We show that a Clausius inequality holds, with the local (non-uniform) temperature of the active bath replacing the uniform temperature usually encountered in equilibrium systems...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429259/early-morphological-and-functional-changes-in-the-gabaergic-system-of-hippocampus-in-the-rat-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-epilepsy
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V B Karyakin, D S Vasil'ev, I A Zhuravin, A V Zaitsev, L G Magazanik
We studied early alterations in the GABAergic system of the rat hippocampus in the lithium-pilocarpine model of epilepsy. Twenty-four hours after the pilocarpine treatment, a decrease in the number of calretinin-positive interneurons was observed in the CA1 field of the hippocampus, whereas the number of parvalbumin-positive interneurons remained unchanged. The decreased levels of the GABA-synthesizing enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD67) and the membrane GABA transporter GAT1 were revealed using Western blot analysis...
January 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429067/neuronal-oscillations-and-synchronicity-associated-with-gamma-hydroxybutyrate-during-resting-state-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Robin von Rotz, Michael Kometer, Dario Dornbierer, Jürg Gertsch, M Salomé Gachet, Franz X Vollenweider, Erich Seifritz, Oliver G Bosch, Boris B Quednow
RATIONALE: Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a putative neurotransmitter, a drug of abuse, an anesthetic agent, and a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders. In previous electroencephalography (EEG) studies, GHB was shown to induce an electrophysiological pattern of "paradoxical EEG-behavioral dissociation" characterized by increased delta and theta oscillations usually associated with sleep during awake states. However, no detailed source localization of these alterations and no connectivity analyses have been performed yet...
April 20, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428788/the-protective-role-of-type-i-interferons-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Kevin P Kotredes, Brianna Thomas, Ana M Gamero
The immune system of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract manages the significant task of recognizing and eliminating pathogens while maintaining tolerance of commensal bacteria. Dysregulation of this delicate balance can be detrimental, resulting in severe inflammation, intestinal injury, and cancer. Therefore, mechanisms to relay important signals regulating cell growth and immune reactivity must be in place to support GI homeostasis. Type I interferons (IFN-I) are a family of pleiotropic cytokines, which exert a wide range of biological effects including promotion of both pro- and anti-inflammatory activities...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428545/beclin-1-mediated-autophagy-protects-against-cadmium-activated-apoptosis-via-the-fas-fasl-pathway-in-primary-rat-proximal-tubular-cell-culture
#15
Gang Liu, Yan Yuan, Mengfei Long, Tongwang Luo, Jianchun Bian, Xuezhong Liu, Jianhong Gu, Hui Zou, Ruilong Song, Yi Wang, Lin Wang, Zongping Liu
The Fas/FasL signaling pathway is one of the primary apoptosis pathways, but the involvement and regulatory mechanism of this pathway by autophagy remain unclear. Here we demonstrated that cadmium (Cd) activated the Fas/FasL apoptosis pathway in rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells; this was accompanied by simultaneous activation of autophagy resulted in reduced apoptosis. In this model, we induced autophagy through RAPA and further demonstrated that autophagy protects against activation of Fas/FasL signaling and apoptosis...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428078/kinetic-reconstruction-reveals-time-dependent-effects-of-romosozumab-on-bone-formation-and-osteoblast-function-in-vertebral-cancellous-and-cortical-bone-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Rogely Waite Boyce, Qing-Tian Niu, Michael S Ominsky
Romosozumab, a humanized monoclonal sclerostin antibody under development for the treatment of osteoporosis, has a unique mechanism of action on bone-increasing bone formation and decreasing bone resorption. The effects on bone formation are transient, eliciting a rapid increase in bone formation that attenuates with continued treatment. Although bone formation attenuates, bone mineral density (BMD) continues to increase. To explore potential tissue-level mechanisms that could contribute to a progressive increase in spine BMD, we used kinetic reconstruction techniques to examine the effects of romosozumab on modeling and remodeling units in vertebral cancellous bone from adult cynomolgus monkeys administered romosozumab for 10 and 28weeks...
April 18, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428000/selected-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-antenatal-diagnosis-as-11-14-gestational-weeks
#17
Marek Pietryga, Piotr Dydowicz, Kinga Toboła, Marta Napierała, Izabela Miechowicz, Anna Gąsiorowska, Maciej Brązert, Ewa Florek
The primary objective in modern obstetrics and prenatal diagnosis is to predict risks of congenital abnormalities. The aim of the research was to assess the correlation between selected oxidative stress biomarkers with the risk of foetal chromosomal aberration evaluated at the first trimester screening. A series of studies show that balanced free radical activity and oxidative homeostasis are essential for proper bodily growth and function. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) may be one of the factors associated with disruption of cell cycle and tissue development, thus leading to developmental abnormalities...
April 17, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427248/caloric-restriction-induced-extension-of-chronological-lifespan-requires-intact-respiration-in-budding-yeast
#18
Young-Yon Kwon, Sung-Keun Lee, Cheol-Koo Lee
Caloric restriction (CR) has been shown to extend lifespan and prevent cellular senescence in various species ranging from yeast to humans. Many effects of CR may contribute to extend lifespan. Specifically, CR prevents oxidative damage from reactive oxygen species (ROS) by enhancing mitochondrial function. In this study, we characterized 33 single electron transport chain (ETC) gene-deletion strains to identify CR-induced chronological lifespan (CLS) extension mechanisms. Interestingly, defects in 17 of these 33 ETC genedeleted strains showed loss of both respiratory function and CR-induced CLS extension...
April 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426222/structural-and-dynamical-properties-of-tetra-alkyl-ammonium-bromide-aqueous-solutions-a-molecular-dynamics-simulation-study-using-a-polarizable-force-field
#19
Dengpan Dong, Justin B Hooper, Dmitry Bedrov
Understanding the behavior of aqueous solutions containing tetra-alkyl ammonium (TAA) cations is of great significance in a number of applications, including polymer membranes for fuel cells. In this work, a polarizable force field has been used to preform atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of aqueous solutions containing tetra-methyl ammonium (TMA) or tetra-butyl ammonium (TBA) cations and Br counterions. Extensive MD simulations of TMA-Br/water and TBA-Br/water systems were conducted as a function of solution composition (ion pair : water molar ratios of 1:10, 1:20, 1:30, 1:63, 1:500) at atmospheric pressure and 298K...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425697/conserved-helix-flanking-prolines-modulate-idp-target-affinity-by-altering-the-lifetime-of-the-bound-complex
#20
Michael David Crabtree, Wade Borcherds, Anusha Poosapati, Sarah L Shammas, Gary W Daughdrill, Jane Clarke
Appropriate integration of cellular signals requires a delicate balance of ligand-target binding affinities. Increasing residual structure in intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), which are overrepresented in these cellular processes, has been shown previously to enhance binding affinities and alter cellular function. Conserved proline residues are commonly found flanking regions of IDPs that become helical upon interacting with a partner protein. Here, we mutate these helix-flanking prolines in p53 and MLL, and find opposite effects on binding affinity upon increasing free IDP helicity...
April 20, 2017: Biochemistry
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